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May 14th, 2014
WARSAW â€”Â At the start of the season, Plymouth girls track coach Paul Patrick had no idea how good his team would be. He certainly didn't anticipate the Lady Pilgrims' stellar Northern Lakes Conference finish.
With host Warsaw in a league of its own, the rest of a tightly-bunched NLC pack was left to battle it out for second place at Tuesday's conference championship meet. In the end, Plymouth backed up a second-place finish in the league dual meet season with a runner-up finish at the championships, the team's highest finish at the meet since Patrick took the reigns nine years ago.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Plymouth made its run, but the rally was just a bit too little, too late.
The Lady Pilgrims battled back from a five-run top of the first by Warsaw with three runs in the sixth, but they ultimately fell short 6-4 in a Northern Lakes Conference softball game with visiting Warsaw at home in Centennial Park Monday.
â€śIâ€™m really proud of how we played today; we didnâ€™t show that we were behind,â€ť said Plymouth head coach Haley Church. â€śWe looked like we were trying to take charge the whole time, and it was fun to see them put it together.â€ť
â€˘Â WARSAW 6, PLYMOUTH 4
Bremen girls tennis vs Clay 5 p.m.
Culver Community boys golf vs North Judson at Mystic 4:30 p.m.
Culver softball vs New Prairie 5 p.m.
Culver baseball at New Prairie 5 p.m.
LaVille boys golf vs Penn, Wawasee at Tippecanoe Lake 4:30 p.m.
LaVille baseball at Glenn 5 p.m.
LaVille softball vs Glenn 5 p.m.
LaVille girls tennis at Jimtown 5 p.m.
Glenn girls tennis vs Judson 5 p.m.
Plymouth girls tennis vs Wawasee 4:45 p.m.
Plymouth softball vs Warsaw 5 p.m.
Plymouth baseball at Warsaw 5 p.m.
Triton girls tennis at Riley 4:30 p.m.
Triton baseball at Bremen 5 p.m.
CGAâ€™s Leah Heckaman easily outdistanced the rest of the field in both the discus and the shot put at the Goshen Relays over the weekend.
Lancer senior Zach Gurtner won the individual championship at the LaVille Boys Golf Invitational Saturday at Sprig Oâ€™Mint.
CULVER â€” On a muggy night in Culver, Tritonâ€™s bats got hot early and stayed hot.
The result was a 13-2 diming of the host Lady Eagles at the Culver Academies Thursday.
The Lady Trojans racked up 13 hits and saw solid production up and down the lineup, scoring runs in all but one inning en route to the five-inning win.
Plymouth takes 1st NLC loss
Plymouth suffered its first Northern Lakes Conference loss of the year with a 4-1 defeat on the road at Northridge Thursday.
Plymouthâ€™s lone win came at 3 singles, where Jessica Stillson beat Chase Kieper 6-3, 6-1.
At 2 doubles, Libbie Portteus and Lanae Singleton won their first set via a 10-8 tiebreak but ultimately fell in a razor-thin 6-7 (8-10), 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) decision. Similarly, at 1 doubles, Savannah Mae and Ellen Smith won a 12-game first set but couldnâ€™t hold on against Courtney Clark and Emily Erekson, ultimately falling 5-7, 6-3, 6-4.
PLYMOUTH â€” In a battle of first-place NLC contenders it was Elkhart Memorial coming away the big winner Wednesday night at Bill Nixon Field, taking a 7-1 win over Plymouth.
The game turned out to have even more significance as Wawasee picked up their first NLC win over Warsaw putting the Chargers in sole possession â€” for the moment â€” of the top slot in the conference with a 6-2 record. Plymouth, NorthWood and Warsaw stand at 5-3, Northridge is a half game off the pace at 4-2.
Lady Pilgrims fall 10-5
It was an eventful start to the second round of conference as Plymouth traveled to face the Chargers of Elkhart Memorial. The Lady Pilgrims ultimately fell 10-5.
The game began with Plymouth knocking on the door, but Elkhart made the plays they needed to and thus kept Bailey Hatfield from scoring on a potential RBI double from Hayley Brown. Elkhart retaliated and managed to score five runs in the first inning. Both teams continued to put the bat on the ball, but the defense kept the game in check through innings two and three.
PLYMOUTH â€” With an unbeaten conference record on the line, Plymouthâ€™s seniors gave the rest of the Lady Pilgrims lineup a pep talk prior to their meet with Goshen Tuesday.
They must have taken it to heart because the squad played some of its best tennis of the season en route to a 3-2 victory over fellow unbeaten Northern Lakes Conference team Goshen at home at Centennial Park.
â€śWe talked a little bit about it yesterday, about how good Goshen is. Our seniors really stepped up and got the kids ready to play,â€ť said Plymouth head coach Brad Haeck.